Accelerating high-end content creation


Avid has announced the release of Avid DS11, the newest version of the company’s full-featured editing, graphics creation, colour correction, and compositing solution.

With new features such as hands-on color correction with Avid Artist Colour integration, expanded file format and hardware support, 16 channels of embedded audio, total conform to Media Composer 6 and Symphony 6, and more, DS 11 enables customers to maximise creativity and enhance productivity through more integrated, flexible workflows.

“With DS 11 our customers have all the editing, compositing, painting, conforming, and finishing tools they need to create and deliver projects fast,’ said David Colantuoni, senior director of product management at Avid. “We’re pleased to deliver enhanced integration and flexibility in DS 11—providing our customers with the highest quality tools that can help them spend more time on creating rather than rendering or exporting to other applications.’

New features in Avid DS 11 include Avid Artist Colour and Avid Artist Transport Integration, which offer greater hands-on precision and the ability to speed up color correction, grading, editing, and navigation with support for Artist Color and Artist Transport control surfaces. These surfaces are now supported across all Avid professional video editing products.

The Resolution Independent Canvas allows editors to customise the size for source generators and visual effects, saving time and improving quality for high resolution graphics creation.

Blending modes in timeline accelerates workflows by blending operations directly on the timeline to single or multiple clips or containers.

Long-GOP Support enables editors to connect to and play Long-GOP MXF essence (such as from XDCAM) whene conforming from Media Composer or Symphony, eliminating transcoding time.

Avid DNxHD® 444 allows users to edit high-resolution media in real time—in master quality—using the high-quality compressed Avid DNxHD 444 codec.

HDR File Support enables use of HDR imagery in projects with support for the Open EXR and TIFF DCDM format.


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